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For the Love of Flowers

Posted on February 21, 2019

“I must have flowers, always, and always.” 
― Claude Monet It is February at Living History Farms. The museum is closed for general touring until May 1. Museum staffers are often asked if this is our “slow…

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Halloween in Iowa: History of Mischief

Posted on October 11, 2018

As Iowa heads into fall, our museum looks forward to the many simple pleasures the season brings us. Ripe corn, cool mornings, coffee on the woodstove, and fuzzy wool overcoats. It’s also a season for…

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Food – the ultimate simple pleasure

Posted on August 10, 2018

At the height of the summer in Iowa, one of our greatest simple pleasures is seasonal eating. Lettuces, strawberries, summer squash, cherries, cucumbers, sweet corn, good tomatoes—it boggles the mind and fills our plates. Living…

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Planting the Fields

Posted on June 19, 2018

Spring has given way to summer early at Living History Farms. While April was cold, May was hot, filling our spring planting season with 90 degree days. Despite the early heat, we have enjoyed the…

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